The deadly COVID-19 pandemic is bringing together leaders of South Asian countries in a way rarely seen in recent years.

Cecile Fruman, Mandakini Kaul |

With just 10 percent of the world's vehicles, the region accounts for more than a quarter of global traffic deaths. Many crash victims are pedestrians, cyclists, or motorcyclists, and road…

Hartwig Schafer |

Sur les 450 millions d'habitants de la région, près des deux tiers, soit environ 300 millions de personnes, ont moins de 35 ans.

Anna Bjerde |

Of the region’s 450 million people, nearly two-thirds, almost 300 million people, are under the age of 35. Unfortunately, this vast human resource is highly “untapped,” and nearly 80 percent of…

Anna Bjerde |

فمن بين سكان المنطقة البالغ عددهم 450 مليون نسمة، ما يقرب من ثلثي هذا العدد، أي نحو 300 مليون شخص، تحت سن الخامسة والثلاثين. لسوء الحظ، هذه الموارد البشرية الهائلة "غير مستغلة" إلى حد…

آنا بيردي |

عندما بدأت العمل كمدير إقليمي لدائرة المشرق، ذهلتني الفجوة الكبيرة بين واقع المرأة القوية والذكية التي أتعامل معها في البنك ومع النظراء والشركاء من جهة، وواقع البيانات المتعلقة بالفرص الاقتصادية…

ساروج كومار جيها |

In Iraq and Lebanon women are taking an active role as mobilizers and opinion builders, and a third of Lebanon’s newly formed cabinet is women. This is a record high not just for Lebanon, but in…

Saroj Kumar Jha |

Ministers and delegates from around the world gather in Stockholm to discuss road safety initiatives, share lessons from the Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020, and…

Hartwig Schafer |

Economic activity in South Asia decelerated sharply in 2019 amid financial sector issues in India, monetary tightening in Pakistan, and global headwinds to regional exports. Five charts illustrate…

Temel Taskin |

Guatemala’s new School Feeding Law promises to help promoting food security of all children in school. It also presents an opportunity to better connect markets, address information gaps, empower…

Camila De Ferrari Piazza, Viviana Perego, Katie Kennedy Freeman |